Fish in a sesame crust

Fish in a sesame crust
Fish portions cooked in 2 stages: first in the pan, then in the oven, covered with a sesame paste which turns crisp when baked.
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Last modified on: February 28th 2012

Keywords for this recipe:FishCrustSesame2 cook
For 4 people, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 10 min.
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #1
Cut the fish into thick pieces, one per person. Carefully remove all bones and skin.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Dry roast 100 g sesame seeds in a small pan on high heat for 5 minutes at most.

You will see that the sesame seeds "jump" like popcorn when they are done.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #3
Mix in a bowl with a fork: the sesame seeds, 30 g butter, 1 tablespoon flour, salt and pepper.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Salt, pepper and flour the fish pieces on both sides.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #5
Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces for 1 minute maximum on each side to brown them lightly.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Arrange the fish pieces in an oven-proof dish and coat with a thin layer of sesame paste.

Stage 7 - 15 min.
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #7
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

If you have an electronic thermometer, stick it into the middle of one of the fish pieces. It will be cooked just right when the temperature reaches 60°C (140°F).

Stage 8
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #8
Serve straight away with the accompaniment of your choice.
You can put the fish under the grill to finish browning, if necessary, so that the crust is nice and crisp.
To be eaten right away, though the sesame paste can be made in advance.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,354 Kcal or 5,669 Kj113 gr33 gr86 gr
68 %43 %3 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
202 Kcal or 846 Kj17 gr5 gr13 gr
10 %6 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
339 Kcal or 1,419 Kj28 gr8 gr21 gr
17 %11 %1 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.78 €
  • Per person : 1.20 €

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